6 Breakfast Recipes for Weight Loss

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It jump starts your metabolism and thus helps you burn more calories throughout the day. When you eat breakfast you tell your body that there are plenty of calories to be had for the day. Certain benefits of eating breakfast are :-

  • Lower BMI
  • Better attention and memory performance
  • Consumption of less fat in the day
  • Higher calcium intake during the day
  • Higher fibre intake during the day
  • Less likely to consume unhealthy snacks during the day

Here are six healthy, easy to make and quick vegetarian breakfast recipes for weight loss.

1. Carrot Daliya

Ingredients

  • 1 carrot
  • 6-7 almonds
  • 2 tsp desiccated / fresh coconut (optional)
  • 1 tsp jaggery powder
  • 3/4 cup milk (200 ml)
  • 3/4 tbsp oats / wheat daliya (or steel cut oats)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • Some saffron (optional)

Instructions

  • Soak daliya for 10 -15 minutes
  • In a pan add some water
  • Add grated carrot in the pan
  • Cook them on low heat for few minutes
  • Add the soaked daliya in the pan
  • Add water and milk
  • Add coconut
  • Once the mixture starts to boil, reduce heat and continue cooking for 10-15 minutes
  • Don’t cover the pan fully, once the mixture starts to boil, it may spill
  • Add cardamom and almonds
  • Add jaggery powder and switch off the heat

This recipe will serve one person

Nutritional Facts

  • Calories:374
  • Carbs:53 grams
  • Protein:18 grams
  • Fat:10 grams

2. Green Detox Drink

Ingredients

  • 40 grams palak (spinach)
  • 25 grams methi (fenugreek)
  • 250 ml plain water
  • 1 date
  • 1 chopped apple (medium size)
  • 1/4 cup (a handful) grapes
  • Some ginger

Instructions

  • Wash and roughly chop methi and palak
  • Add some water in a pan
  • Add methi and palak in the pan
  • Cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes and let it cool slightly
  • Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend

This recipe serves one person

Nutritional Facts

  • Calories:145
  • Carbs:31 grams
  • Protein:3.3 grams
  • Fat:0.8 grams

3. Homemade Oats Granola Muesli Breakfast

Ingredients

  • 350 grams whole oats
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • 3/4 roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup roasted almonds
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup jaggery powder
  • 1/4 cup chironji seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberry or raisins
  • 1/3 cup desiccated coconut

Instructions

  • In a pan, dry roast the oats on low heat, keep stirring continuously
  • Add 1 ½ desi ghee (optional)
  • Add the peanuts, pumpkin seeds, chironji seeds and almonds
  • Add the coconut
  • Add jaggery powder, dried cranberries, cinnamon, raisins and chia seeds
  • Mix everything very well
  • Let the mixture properly cool down before transferring it to a jar
  • For breakfast, take 5-6 tbsp of oats granola
  • Add warm milk and enjoy

4. Ragi besan chilla

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup ragi flour
  • 1/2 cup chana dal flour
  • 1 green chilli
  • Homemade masala mix
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 chopped onion

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients in a glass jar
  • Add water and mix to make a semi thick batter
  • Spread the batter on a tava / pan
  • Cook from both the sides

Serve this with chutney, dahi or sabzi

5. Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 80 grams spinach
  • Soy milk
  • 2 tbsp oats (soaked overnight)
  • 6 soaked almonds
  • 1.5 dates
  • 1 tsp peanut butter
  • 1 banana

Instructions

  • In a pan, add the roughly chopped spinach
  • Add some water and cook for a few minutes
  • Let the spinach cool completely (you can do this a night before)
  • Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend

Enjoy your Green Smoothie

6. Multigrain Roti / Parantha

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup chana besan
  • 1/2 cup ragi flour
  • 1/4 cup soy flour (optional)
  • Cumin powder
  • Dry mint powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Mix herbs
  • Black pepper

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients in a jar
  • Add 1 cup water and make a dough
  • Let the dough rest for 15 minutes
  • Add potato and onion filling inside the dough (you can customise the filling according to your taste)
  • Put the dough mixture on the tava
  • Add 1/2 tsp oil
  • Make sure you apply oil on the dough and not on the tava

Serve with chatni / subzi of your choice

Nutritional Facts (1 multigrain roti)

  • Calories:72
  • Carbs:13 grams
  • Protein:4 grams
  • Fat:0.4 grams

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